Chapter 5. Feed Entry Pitfalls in Tray Towers

  1. Henry Z. Kister

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch5

Distillation Troubleshooting

Distillation Troubleshooting

How to Cite

Kister, H. Z. (2006) Feed Entry Pitfalls in Tray Towers, in Distillation Troubleshooting, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780471690726.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471467441

Online ISBN: 9780471690726



  • feed entry pitfalls;
  • tray towers;
  • flashing feed;
  • maldistribution;
  • operational debottleneck


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Flashing Feed Generates a 12-Year Bottleneck

  • Flashing Feed Entry can Make or Break a Tower

  • Flashing Feed Piping Bottlenecks Demethanizer

  • Flashing Feed Entry can Bottleneck a Tower

  • A Good Turn Eliminates Hydraulic Hammer

  • Distribution Key to Good Shed Deck Heat Transfer